Carotid Artery Surgery,
Edition 1 A Problem-based Approach
Edited by A. Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS and William C. Mackey, MD

Publication Date: 25 May 2000
A highly clinical, practical book on carotid diseases, which focuses on management options. For each management question an expert from Europe and from the US offer their views, and for particularly controversial topics more than one author has been invited to comment. Conclusions or management options are summarised in a box at the conclusion of each topic, which allows easy referral.

The book is divided up into three main parts, covering pre-operative work-up, operative aspects and post-operative care. Chapters include evidence-based recommendations and experts personal opinions and reflect on-going clinical debate.

Key Features

  • Practical, focussed and clinically relevant.
  • Highlights the most controversial issues with expert opinions on each.
  • Management options summarised for easy referral.
  • An up-to-date summary on the challenging area of carotid disease.
  • Reflects on-going clinical practice.
  • Includes evidence-based information.
  • Covers many practical and controversial issues that are not mentioned in the mainstream textbooks.
  • Includes expert input from 60 experienced clinicians from the US and Europe.
  • Reflects queries and problems faced by surgeons in their day-to-day work.
  • About the author
    Edited by A. Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS, Consultant, Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK; William C. Mackey, MD, Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief of Vascular Surgery, New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston, MA
    Table of Contents
    PATIENT SELECTION: 1. The Randomised Trials for Symptomatic Disease: How Should They Influence My Clinical Practice? 2. The Randomised Trials for Asymptomatic Disease: How Should They Influence My Clinical Practice? 3. Is There A Role for Emergency or Urgent Carotid Endarterectomy? 4. When Should I Perform Carotid Endarterectomy after a Complete Stroke? 5. In Patients with Combined Carotid and Coronary Disease, Should I Perform a Staged or Synchronous Procedure? 6. Is there a Role for Carotid Artery Surgery in Patients with Non-hemisopheric or Vertebro-basila Symptoms? 7. Should Cost-effectiveness Influence Patient Selection for Carotid Surgery? EVALUATION AND PRE-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT:8. Is Duplex Ultrasound Alone Sufficient for Pre-operative Imaging? 9. Is There A Role for Pre-operative Magnetic Resonance Angiography? 10. Which Patients Should Undergo Contrast Angiography? 11. Does Routine Pre-operative CT Scanning Alter Patient Management? 12. Which Patients Require Pre-operative Assessment by a Neurologist? 13. Which Non-cardiac Medical Conditions Alter the Operative Risk? 14. When is Pre-operative Cardiac Evaluation Advisable? 15. What Does Optimal Medical Management Really Entail? OPERATIVE CARE:16. What Evidence is there that Regional Anaesthesia Confers Any Benefit over General Anaesthesia? 17. What Steps Can I take to Minimise Inadvertent Cranial Nerve Injury? 18. What Practical Steps Can I Take if I a) know pre-operatively that the lesion extends very high or b) unexpectedly encounter a high lesion during operation? 19. What is the Optimal Peri-operative Antithrombotic Regimen? 20. Should All Patients Be Shunted: If Not How Will I Predict Which Patients Require a Shunt? 21. How Can I Achieve the Optimal Flow Surface and Distal End-pointing Following Carotid Endarterectomy?22. Should All Patients Be Patched: If Not How Should I Select Which Patients to Patch? 23. When Should I Abandon A Planned Endarterectomy? 24. Is There Any Evidence that Peri-operative Monitoring and Quality Control Assessment Alters Clinical Outcome? 25. Is there a Role for Carotid Angioplasty/Stenting? POST-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT:26. How Should I Manage A Patient Who Suffers a Peri-operative Neurological Deficit? 27. How Can I Balance Patient Safety and Cost-effectiveness in Planning Early Post-operative Care and Hospital Discharge? 28. Does Serial Post-operative Clinical or Duplex Surveillance Reduce the Long-term Stroke Risk? 29. When Should I Re-operate for Recurrent Carotid Stenosis? 30. How Should I Manage A Patient with an Infected Prosthetic Patch?
    Book Reviews
    "Any surgeon or interventional radiologist who deals with cartoid artery disease will want to have this book on his or her shelf." Review by A. W. Bradbury, British Journal of Surgery 2002, 89, January 2002
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702024320
    Page Count: 432
    Illustrations : 101 ills.
    Retail Price : £129.00
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